AZ Should Have Dumped McCain – The Pillaging Of Our Nation Goes On

McCain and GrahamFrom the Washington Times (via Drudge) comes a report that Arizona Senator John McCain (R) and Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina, both of them RINOs in the most abject sense of the word, are now attacking Senator Rand Paul (R) for his filibuster of John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA Director.  Rand Paul is a hero.  McCain and Graham have morphed into villains.  Or perhaps there was no metamorphosis at all.  Who can know?  From the Times:

Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster didn’t thrill all of his colleagues.

Good for him.  If you’ve upset the likes of McCain and Graham, you’re on the right path.

Almost exactly 24 hours after Mr. Paul began his information-seeking filibuster against John O. Brennan, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham took to the Senate floor to denounce his demands and say he was doing a “disservice” to the debate on drones.

Ah, the issue is drones, now.  The issue is not that a convert to Islam is about to take over the most important intel-gathering job on Earth?

Mr. McCain quoted from a Wall Street Journal editorial: “The country needs more senators who care about liberty, but if Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. He needs to know what he’s talking about.”

Ah.  I see now.  Mr. Paul is not to be taken seriously about objecting to turning the CIA over to Islam’s operative.  Rather, he should be mocked like a teenager.

The senator went on to say that he didn’t “think that what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people.”

And why is that?  Is it because Mr. Paul slowed down the Islamization of America for just a few hours?

And where Democrats praised Mr. Paul for using Senate rules properly to launch a filibuster, Mr. McCain said it was an abuse of rules that could hurt the GOP in the long run.”What we saw yesterday is going to give ammunition to those who say the rules of the Senate are being abused,” the Arizona Republican said.

Ah.  I see now.  Use of rules is abuse of rules.  Using the rules will hurt the GOP.  We need to do things Mr. McCain’s way – which is to leave our borders wide open, declare a massive amnesty, and give the entire middle east to the Muslim Brotherhood – Mr. Brennan can ensure that that job gets done.  We’re next.

Mr. Paul said he was filibustering to get the administration to affirm it won’t kill non-combatant Americans in the U.S. — and his effort was joined by more than a dozen other senators who said they, too, supported his effort to get answers.

I don’t care why he did it.  Anything to stop this confirmation within the rule of law would be fine by me.

Mr. Graham said asking whether the president has the power to kill Americans here at home is a ludicrous question.

“I do not believe that question deserves an answer,” Mr. Graham said.

Yes, it does.  The question deserves an answer.

Mr. Graham and Mr. McCain led a Republican delegation that held a private dinner with President Obama on Wednesday, as Mr. Paul was holding the floor with help from other GOP colleagues.

Mr. McCain even joked about Mr. Graham’s “behavior” at the dinner.

“He was on his best manners and everyone was impressed,” Mr. McCain said.

Sounds just like the very end of George Orwell’s Animal Farm.  Ya couldn’t tell the pigs from the men.

Speaking to reporters after he came off the floor Wednesday, Mr. Graham said he defends Mr. Paul’s right to ask questions and seek answers, but said the filibuster has actually pushed him to now support Mr. Brennan.

Ah.  I see now.  Mr. Graham would have voted against Brennan.  But Mr. Paul’s outrageous exercise of Constitutional process has caused him to change his mind.

Mr. Graham said he had been inclined to oppose the nomination because he’d found Brennan to be qualified for the job but also “arrogant, kind of a bit shifty.” He said he wasn’t going to filibuster him but would have voted against him on final passage, but now he’ll vote for him.

Ah.  I see now.  Better to vote for the arrogant, shifty guy that works for the enemy of the Republic than to support Rand Paul’s right to do what he did.

“I am going to vote for Brennan now because it’s become a referendum on the drone program,” he said.

Fine.  Cast your vote, sir, and take your chances.

Mr. Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is up for re-election next year and could face a primary challenge in the deeply conservative state, also fired back against anyone who would question his decision to meet with Mr. Obama.

“If I can’t go have dinner with the president of the United States to talk about the problems that face our nation, I shouldn’t be running,” Mr. Graham said. “If you want to elect me and for me to promise you I’ll never talk to any Democrats or to the president about solving our problems, you’re voting for the wrong guy.”

Precisely.  You’re the wrong guy, Mr. Graham.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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